Dear Valued Suppliers:
This is a Request for Information (“RFI”). DLA Troop Support’s (“Agency”) Subsistence Market Fresh Program is interested in comments and feedback regarding the Agency’s Fresh Milk, Dairy, and Juice products to Department of Defense (“DoD;” Troop). There is no solicitation available at this time. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this RFI, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing the information provided to the Government. This RFI does not constitute a commitment from the Government and any information provided in response to this market survey will be used for informational purposes only and will not be released. Any proprietary information submitted will be protected if appropriately marked. Please note that by responding to the instant Agency request, a potential offeror is not promised any future business with the Government. The sole purpose of this RFI is to conduct market research to assist the Agency in crafting an appropriate solicitation in the future.
Background: The Agency intends to issue a solicitation and ultimately enter into one (1) indefinite quantity contracts (“IQC”) with a commercial firm(s) to supply Fresh Milk, Dairy, and Juice products to military customers in Ohio.
- Customers are one (1) group: Group 1 includes customers in the state of Ohio
- These include Fresh Milk, Dairy, and Juice products. The freshness requirement of the product being delivered may not be compromised.
- The offeror’s distance from the delivery location is very important. The offeror must be capable of delivering product to arrive at the delivery location the same day for emergency orders if necessary.
- Commercial standards should be used to maintain temperatures appropriate for the individual items.
When proposing in response to a solicitation, failure to propose the specified quality requirement per item as identified above may render an offeror’s proposal technically unacceptable. This will consist of DoD/Troop customers in Ohio. After soliciting, the Agency intends to make one award. Offerors are required to propose on all items in the Schedule of Items on which it offers. Failure to do so may result in a proposal being deemed technically unacceptable and therefore excluded from further consideration for award. Because the Contracting Officer is not obligated to initiate negotiations, when proposing to the solicitation each offeror shall submit its most competitive proposal. Said proposal shall be responsive to all of the Solicitation’s requirements and free from any deficiencies.
Proposed contract ordering period is from July 4, 2021 to June 30, 2024. If interested, we strongly encourage you to respond using the attached questionnaire. We appreciate and thank you in advance for any feedback. Your responses regarding this solicitation are requested back by the close of business on October 2, 2020. Please respond via e-mail to the following addresses: Chari Fix, Contract Specialist, 215-737-2105, Chari.Fix@dla.mil.